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Gov. Ricketts Comments on Marriage Ruling

Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts commented on U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon’s decision to strike down Nebraska’s constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between one man and one woman.
“Today, a judge took steps to overturn a constitutional amendment approved by 70% of Nebraskans that defines marriage as between one man and one woman,” said Governor Pete Ricketts. “The definition of marriage is an issue for the people of Nebraska, and an activist judge should not substitute his personal political preferences for the will of the people. I will continue to work with Attorney General Doug Peterson to uphold Nebraska’s Constitution and the will of the people of our great state.”